Australian bowler Pat Cummins warms up for Cricket World Cup 209 with his best ODI series

“It felt like I bowled well in the Australian summer, so glad it keeps on clicking. Hopefully it continues for the World Cup.”

Cummins was part of Australia’s triumphant 2015 World Cup squad but only played two games during that tournament.

Pat Cummins celebrates taking the wicket of India’s Kedar Jadhav in the final ODI.Credit:AP

The 25-year-old is now on track to spearhead Australia’s World Cup campaign that starts in England on June 1, especially with questions remaining over Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood’s availability because of injuries.

Cummins proved a nightmare for India’s openers during the series, regularly striking with the new ball.


Much of the focus has been on who will drop out of the current squad to accommodate Steve Smith and David Warner’s returns but competition for spots is also fierce among the bowlers.

“I wouldn’t want to be a selector. It’s going to be a tough job, whittling it down to 15,” Cummins said.

“There’s obviously a few guys to come back as well.

“The batsmen, the way they played the spinners and the quicks in India – it was incredible.

“To get those kind of scores on these kind of wickets, they made it look a lot easier to bat on than it was.”

The paceman played an unheralded role in Australia’s record chase of 359 in the fourth ODI.

If not for Cummins’ maiden five-wicket haul in the format then Australia almost certainly would have been chasing an even more imposing total.


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